Forget the slap at the Academy Awards last year. Will Smith gives a great performance in his latest film “Emancipation” and it worth seeing. It is the story of a defiant slave who escapes through the Louisiana swamps. The film is difficult to watch, like “Schindler’s List”. It shows graphically the cruelty and inhumanity of slavery. Ben Foster is the man who pursues him and is a cold blooded killer. As I said it is hard to watch the way the slaves are treated; how families torn apart. Smith is solemn, tough and vulnerable. Not for the faint of heart, this is Antoine Fuqua’s best film so far. Fuqua usually does psychological action, like “Training Day” and “Shooter” and “The Equalizer”.

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